With more than 100 saves made overall as well as eight shutouts – including one of the best of the season so far by Phoenix Rising FC’s Andre Rawls with nine saves – there was plenty to admire from the USL Championship’s goalkeepers in Week 18 of the regular season. We’ve picked out five of the best stops for this week’s Championship Fans’ Choice Save of the Week award, now you get to choose which of the five saves will take the honor.
Voting runs through Friday, August 27 at 12 p.m. ET.
Jeff Caldwell (HFD) - #HFDvCHS, 8/17/21: The league’s saves leader came up with a brilliant reflex stop early in Hartford’s contest with Charleston to deny Frank Nodarse’s powerful headed finish, redirecting it over the crossbar.
Andre Rawls (PHX) - #PHXvSAC, 8/21/21: Andre Rawls earned Team of the Week honors for his nine-save shutout against Sacramento that was highlighted by a tremendous stop on Republic FC’s Cameron Iwasa and his close-range header.
John Pulskamp (SKC) - #SKCvIND, 8/22/21: The young shot-stopper shifted smoothly before getting down well to parry a first-time shot by Indy Eleven’s Jordan Hamilton with his forearm before gathering in the rebound.
Rocco Rios Novo (ATL) - #PITvATL, 8/22/21: The Argentine youth international made his second penalty save this season with a diving stop to keep out Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC’s Russell Cicerone from the spot early at Highmark Stadium.
Danny Vitiello (PIT) - #PITvATL, 8/22/21: Caught off his line at a corner kick, Danny Vitiello had to scramble but successfully cleared the ball off the goal line before it crossed fully as Atlanta’s Darwin Matheus tried to score directly from a corner kick.